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Time & Effort

Welcome to the UTB/TSC Time & Effort Web site.

Effort reporting is a process mandated by the federal government to verify that direct labor charges to, or cost shared on, sponsored projects are accurate, timely, and reflect the actual level of work performed.

This site provides both general information on effort concepts as well as specific information on effort reporting and certification procedures. Please use the sidebar on the left-hand side to navigate the different sections of this website.

In addition to the reference guides, FAQs, and additional resources located within this website, if you have questions about the effort certification process, or about effort commitments on sponsored projects, or suggestions for additional information you would like to see on this website, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at (956) 882-7849 or via e-mail at

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    If you have problems with your login, or if you cannot view the ECRT page, please contace the HELP Desk at 882-HELP.

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